Besides fir-cones or fruit of true Coniferae there are cones of Proteaceae in abundance, and the celebrated botanist the late Robert Brown pointed out the affinity of these to the New Holland types Petrophila and Isopogon. Of the first there are about fifty, and of the second thirty described species now living in Australia. Eocene Proteaceous Fruit. Petrophiloides Richardsoni.
The plumbeous redstart or water-robin. Not common above 5000 feet in the Eastern Himalayas. Merula boulboul. The grey-winged ouzel. Petrophila cinclorhyncha. The blue-headed rock-thrush. Oreocincla molissima. The plain-backed mountain-thrush. This is the thrush most likely to be seen in the Eastern Himalayas.